Overall the course was enjoyable and I have taken things away from it that I can use in my role. I thought it was made very relevant to our roles through the use of live examples of projects and Mike was helpful and supportive through the day. I did however think it was a slow start to the course and we seemed to spent a lot of time talking about what a 'project' actually was!!
Mike was a great facilitator and I enjoyed his delivery style. The way he split the groups into projects and gave us opportunity to work through the different stages related to each project was really useful and make the learning much more applicable and tangible. The only negative point was that he lost the room in the last hour I felt and changed his approach to more of talking at us with limited engagement from the learners and no group activities. I therefore felt that this part of the session had less impact. I cannot answer the question about how useful is the manual/booklet as in all honesty I have not looked at it since we were given it at the end of the course - I have had to put 1 star but that is the reason why.
Concepts of the course were good and something I appreciated more information on The pace of the course was slow and dragged - the last 2 hours felt as if it was being dragged out to make finish at the end of the day. More examples from industry / successful projects would have helped More examples of the project planning tool kit would have helped